View Full Version : Savage 720 disassembly

April 15, 2007, 12:42 PM
Does anyone have disassembly instruction for a Savage 729 12 gauge?

James K
April 15, 2007, 06:50 PM
I am not sure what the 729 is but the 720 series is basically the Savage version of the Browning Auto 5 and you should be able to use disassembly instructions for the latter gun which are available on the net and in a number of books.


April 15, 2007, 09:51 PM
Jim, the "729" was a model for someone who let their fingers get ahead of thier brain while typing :D I meant to type "720". I should have proof read my post.

I knew the 720 is a copy of the Browning, but wasn't sure the takedown procedure was the same. I'll do a search for the Browning takedown online then. Thanks.

April 16, 2007, 07:38 AM
I'll try it again..... Does any one have detailed disassembly instruction for the Savage 720 or Browning Auto 5? All I can find on the net so far is how to remove the barrel. I figured that one out on my own :D

April 16, 2007, 10:26 AM
Instructions are in Gun Digest Shotgun book. Same as Auto 5 and/or Rem Model 11.

April 16, 2007, 10:28 AM
Thanks for the lead, but I was hoping for online instructions.

James K
April 16, 2007, 03:35 PM
I hate to ask, but why? Detailed takedown of that gun is seldom required, and it can be a pain. I never took one apart unless it needed fixed, just took off the wood and tossed the whole thing in the sonic bath.

If it needs cleaning, take out the lower tang screw (the furthest back) and pull off the butt stock, then hose the action down with a "gunk out" cleaner and lube lightly with a spray lubricant. If you go any further, even with instructions, you can get in deep kimchee.


April 17, 2007, 07:07 AM
I make a habit of tearing down everything in the collection for a complete cleaning than light coating of RIG for long term storage. This one is a fairly rare U.S. WWII trainer that will never be fired, just stored in one of the safes with the rest. Having a set of instructions just saves time and trouble.